The Great British Bake Off
The Great British Bake Off is a British television baking competition first shown by the BBC on 17 August 2010. The judges are cookery writer Mary Berry and professional baker Paul Hollywood. Mel Giedroyc & Sue Perkins have presented all four series of the programme. The competition selects from amongst its competitors the best amateur baker. Having gained increasing popularity since the first series, it is credited with reinvigorating interest in baking throughout the UK and many of its participants, including winners, have gone on to start a career based on bakery.
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Season 1Netflix | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jan 1, 1970
Cake Jan 1, 1970 Twelve amateur bakers begin the competition with the challenge of creating a Swiss roll, Mary Berry's classic cherry cake and miniature British cakes.
S01 E01Jan 1, 1970
Masterclass 1 Jan 1, 1970 In the kitchen, Mary shows what it takes to make Florentines and miniature coffee cakes, then Paul demonstrates the proper way to make a Swiss roll.
S01 E01Aug 17, 2010
Kingham, Oxfordshire - Cake Aug 17, 2010 This first show uncovers that Queen Victoria is responsible for Britain's wedding cake tradition, that the Puritans tried to ban cake because it was too pleasurable, and that cake baking contributed to women's liberation. The ten bakers tackle three increasingly difficult challenges as their cake-making ability is tested. They start with their signature bake – the cake they love that says something about them. Next up is the technical challenge – a blind recipe for Victoria sandwich that delivers drastically different results. Finally they tackle the ingredient even professionals fear – chocolate. Whose chocolate celebration cake will win the day? And which two bakers will leave the show at the end?
S01 E02Nov 19, 2016
Season 2 Masterclass (Part 2) Nov 19, 2016 Mary and Paul take us through some of the signature, technical and showstopper challenges which they set the bakers in Dessert and Pie weeks. Mary and Paul share all their tips and tricks to ensure the perfect results at home. Mary shares her family recipe for her Tipsy Trifle, Floating Islands and Wobbly Apricot Tart, whilst Paul takes us through his Custard Tarts and Spanakopita.
S01 E02Jan 1, 1970
Biscuits Jan 1, 1970 The eleven remaining bakers must create biscuits to complement a cheese course, make Mary's Florentines and design a three-dimensional "showstopper."
S01 E02Jan 1, 1970
Masterclass 2 Jan 1, 1970 Paul makes ciabatta as well as a Roquefort and walnut loaf and a chocolate lava cake, while Mary tackles a tiramisu and a show-stopping baked Alaska.
S01 E02Aug 24, 2010
Perth, Scotland - Biscuits Aug 24, 2010 Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins take the eight passionate home bakers who made it through the first round to Scone Palace near Perth to make biscuits and teatime treats. Judging their efforts are renowned baking writer Mary Berry and master baker Paul Hollywood. Over two days the home bakers are set three increasingly difficult challenges as they bake their signature biscuits, attempt many a baker's nemesis – scones – and finally a tower of petit fours with meringues, choux pastry and macaroons. As the bakers battle it out, Mel and Sue find out how the digestive became Britain's favourite biscuit; ask what's so Scottish about shortbread and discover why Sir Ranulph Fiennes has the world's most expensive biscuit. Which of the eight bakers will wow the judges with their originality and skill? And which two bakers will fail to make it through to the next round?
Season 2Netflix | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 6, 2015
Cake Sep 6, 2015 Meet the 13 bakers who make simple sandwich cakes, angel food cakes and all things chocolate.
S02 E01Jan 1, 1970
Masterclass 1 Jan 1, 1970 Mary and Paul present their recipes for the breads and cakes challenges, including Mary's spiced whole orange cake and Paul's olive bread sticks.
S02 E01Aug 16, 2011
Cupcakes Aug 16, 2011 Twelve of the country's best amateur bakers take part in the second series of The Great British Bake Off, hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. Over eight weeks their cake-baking, pastry, bread-making and patisserie skills are tested to the limit as they are challenged to bake everything from the perfect tarte au citron to towers of macaroons, and iced fingers to family pies. All the challenges are devised by legendary cookery writer and baker Mary Berry and acclaimed master baker Paul Hollywood who are also on hand to judge and taste their efforts. This first show sees the twelve amateur bakers challenged to make 24 beautifully flavoured and decorated cupcakes in two hours and the stress of highly pressurised surroundings of the Bake Off's open plan kitchen soon shows. Next up, the technical challenge - to make a coffee and walnut Battenberg cake from one of Mary Berry's recipes that delivers drastically different results. Finally, for a place in the next round of Bake Off they have to make and bake a tiered showstopper cake. But whose cakes will have the wow factor and who will be the first to leave The Great British Bake Off?
S02 E02Sep 13, 2015
Bread Sep 13, 2015 Watch the 12 remaining contestants bake 36 perfectly thin and crispy bread sticks and technically tricky English muffins.
S02 E02Aug 23, 2011
Pastry Aug 23, 2011 The second round of The Great British Bake Off, hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, continues in the search for Britain's best amateur baker. Eleven bakers remain and this time their pastry skills are scrutinised as the bakers tackle tarts. Over two days the bakers will face three increasingly complicated challenges whilst trying to avoid a soggy bottom. Judged by acclaimed master baker Paul Hollywood and legendary cookery writer and baker Mary Berry, the bakers start with a signature bake: a quiche that says something about them. Next is the dreaded technical challenge where they are faced with baking a classic tarte au citron. Finally, our bakers have to deliver in bulk as they are asked to deliver 24 show-stopping sweet miniature tarts. The pressure of pastry proves too much for some. Who will be named Star Baker and whose Bake Off journey will be over?
S02 E02Jan 1, 1970
Masterclass 2 Jan 1, 1970 For the dessert and pie challenges, Mary shares her recipes for tipsy trifle and wobbly apricot tart, while Paul makes custard tarts and spanakopita.